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Come Back Together
with TampaRep!


Sponsors: Hal Freedman & Willi Rudowsky

OPEN is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

A woman called The Magician seems to pantomime a myriad of tricks, but her act reveals she is attempting the impossible—to save the life of her lover, Jenny.

The Magician

Cast & Creative Team


Crystal Skillman

The Magician

K Sotakoun


Fanni Green

Assistant Director

Nicholas Hoop

Lighting Design

Keith  Arsenault

Sound Design

Matt Cowley

Costume Design

Ava Koob

Magic Consultant

Matthew Belopavlovich

Stage Manager

Jasmine Arroyo

Asst. Stage Manager

Jeron Dooling


K Sotakoun (they/them) is a St Pete actor who is excited to be working with Tampa Rep for the first time. Recent roles include: Maria (Twelfth Night, Catskill Mountain Shakespeare), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet, American Stage), Jessica (Hand to God, Jobsite), and Snow (Rose and the Beast, freeFall). K trained in acting at the University of Illinois and currently studies with Lee Perkins. They also delight in singing/songwriting.


Fanni Green describes herself as an ‘artist-activist’. The Interim Chair of the Theatre Department at the University of South Florida, her works as an actor, storyteller, poet, director, and vocal designer have been seen on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages. In Tampa Bay area theatres, Green counts American Stage (A Raisin in the Sun), Jobsite Theatre (Yellowman), and The Studio @ 620 (Voodoo Macbeth), among her credits. Most recently she directed Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure for USFTheatre and American Son for Stageworks Theatre. Green is pleased to be returning to Tampa Rep for Open. She dedicates this work to her deceased friend and colleague, David Frankel.


Nick Hoop, Artistic Associate, is an actor and theatre artist who’s worked primarily in the Tampa area, and most recently in Philadelphia. Stage credits include Walnut Street Theatre, Jobsite Theatre, Stageworks Theatre, freefall theatre, Hat Trick Theatre, Innovocative Theatre, Grand Central Stage, The Silver Meteor Gallery, and of course- Tampa Rep. Education includes Point Park University and University of South Florida. He has served as Tampa Rep’s Literary Manager for the past two years, and has programmed for our Conversation Starters series. Nick has recently taken social media responsibility for Tampa Rep and has provided promotional work for the company. Nick continues to pride himself on being a resource theatrical literature, plays, and writing and is happy to share that knowledge and love with Tampa Rep.


“Words that echo and resonate through time and space are two mirroring passages from two separate plays in Tampa Repertory Theatre’s history….” (CLICK TO CONTINUE READING)


has served on the staff of The Joffrey Ballet, the Opera Company of Boston, Palm Beach Opera and Nacional Ballet de Colombia and as General Manager of the record breaking San Francisco production of Cloud 9 among other assignments that have taken him to 45 states and across Canada and Latin America.

Recent design work includes: Lighting Design for over 25 St. Petersburg Opera productions including; Susannah, Into the Woods, Cosi Fan Tutte, Carmen, A Little Night Music, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Sweeney Todd, Ariadne auf Naxos , La Bohème, South Pacific and many more.

For Tampa Repertory Theatre he designed the Sets and Sound for Cold Storage, Sound for A Streetcar Named Desire and Sets and Lighting for I Do! I Do! and Lighting and Sound for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


Matt is a writer, musician, and sound designer living in St. Pete.


Ava Koob is recent grad from USF’s School of Theatre and Dance (c/o 2020). This is her first show with TampaRep, and she is excited for the audience to see her first show she has designed since graduating. Some of her recent credits include Willam Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (USF) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Aeon Life Theater).


Matthew Belopavlovich holds a BFA in Acting from UW-Milwaukee and MA in Theatre from Regent University. Belopavlovich is a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduate and toured with Ringling’s blue unit circus. Directing credits include productions with Show Palace Dinner Theatre, Oxford Exchange, and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. He has appeared as the magical Drosselmeyer in Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker since 2014. Other performance highlights include work with Orlando Rep, Walt Disney World, Broadway Dinner Theatre, and Skylight Music Theatre. Belopavlovich currently serves as the Theater Department Artistic Director for the Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory.


is the vice-chair of the Board of Directors and the stage manager for Tampa REP. Jasmine has stage-managed for Tampa Rep since 2015 with shows such as The Children’s Hour, Inherit the Wind, Copenhagen, and much more. She is also on the Board of Directors for Theatre Tampa Bay as the secretary and marketing director after winning the Spark award in late 2019. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts and will be completing her MBA at Saint Leo University in Project Management in May of 2022. As a LatinX from the boroughs of New York, Jasmine believes in responsible stewardship and wanting to share the resources she has with the community. These resources include empathy, education, and expertise. Jasmine would like to thank her husband Stephen, her family, and the theatre community.


Jeron is thrilled to be working on his first show with Tampa Repertory Theatre. His most recent credits include stage managing for Carrollwood Players Theatre’s productions of “Godspell” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He would like to thank Jasmine for her mentorship throughout this process. In his free time, Jeron performs improv comedy as a member of “Daytime Delusions.”

OPEN received its world premiere in New York City at The Tank.
Co-produced by The Tank
(Rosalind Grush and Meghan Finn, Artistic Directors)
and All for One Theater
(Michael Wolk, Artistic Director; Nicholas Cotz, Executive and Producing Director).

Special Thanks

TampaRep is a small professional theatre with big goals, and we have had lots of help on the way. Specifically, we’d like to thank: Hal Fredman & Willi Rudoswky, USF School of Theatre and Dance, Jeremy Cunningham, Straz Arts Education, Dr. Azza Diasti and all the attendees of FriendRaiser ’21, Priscilla Wyatt, Watermark Media, Bill DeYoung, Crystal Skillman, freeFall Theatre, and American Stage for their help in bringing our production to life.